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FORTIFICATION OF CASSAVA STARCH BISCUIT IN AGBOZUME

ABSTRACT In developing countries like Ghana, the need for highly nutritious yet readily available and less expensive food is important. The purpose of the study was to develop a more fortified cassava starch biscuit with the introduction of a protein based ingredient in addition to the existing “Agbozume Biscuit.  Cassava starch with coconut and soya bean were prepared by using process flow to come out with a suitable improved product. Sensory Evaluation of the biscuit was conducted ...

CHALLENGES OF GHANAIAN POLYTECHNIC FASHION DESIGN AND TEXTILE STUDENTS IN THE STUDY OF CREATIVE DESIGN AND WORKING DRAWING: A CASE STUDY OF HO POLYTECHNIC

ABSTRACT  The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which attitudes of students, teacher quality and quantity and instructional materials pose problems to the teaching and learning of creative design and working drawing. The research adopted a survey approach. The simple random sampling method was used in sampling out the various subjects. These comprised members from the various levels and include staffs, tertiary and the non-tertiary students who are studying in the Polytechn...

THE IMPACT OF CREATIVITY AND DESIGNING ON FASHION: CASE STUDY OF THE TEMA METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT There are schools of thought that establish that creativity is fashion; other schools of thought argue that designing is fashion. There are still others who also believe that fashion is a combination of creativity and designing. In the light of the above, the researcher has chosen to research or investigate this topic to ascertain what constitute fashion and how this booming profession came into being and what can be done to improve and project fashion. The research was conducted on...

An Assessment of the Usage of Direct Cutting for Garment Construction by Trainees in the Formal and Informal Institutions in Ghana: A Case Study of WA Municipality in the Upper West Region

ABSTRACT Most of the fashion design students after completing their programme in their schools are found in the informal sector for practical orientation in the Wa Municipality. It is observed that the trainees in the informal sector are conversant with direct cutting method and seems to be practically inclined than those in the formal training sector in the Municipality. The study therefore assesses the usage of direct cutting for garment construction by trainees in the formal and informal ...

QUALITY CONTROL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF LARGE SCALE GARMENT PRODUCING COMPANIES IN THE ACCRA METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT The world is now a global market, and every business is striving to compete favourably among all businesses within their sector or enterprise. The garment producing companies are also experiencing pressure from this competitive market as well as increasing requirements of customers of quality of their products to exceed their expectations. This has led to the garment producing companies to consider the improvement of their internal quality, strengthen management commitment levels as...

EXPLORING THE NUTRITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND FOOD HABITS OF LACTATING MOTHERS IN THE KUMASI MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT For good health status of mother and child it is important that mother takes proper diet during lactating. It is only possible if the mother has proper knowledge about nutrition. In developing countries where resources and knowledge are limited more responsibility lies on the health personnel but more importantly on the mother. The general objective of the study was to explore the nutritional knowledge and dietary habit of lactating mothers in Kumasi municipality. The targeted parti...

THE IMPACT OF KENTE WEAVING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY FASHION IN GHANA: A CASESTUDY OF BONWIRE, ADANWOMASE, SAKORA WONOO IN ASHANTI REGION

ABSTRACT This study was done to investigate and record the impact of kente weaving on the development of contemporary fashion in Ghana. The research is however, a case study conducted in the Bonwire, Adanwomase and Sakora Wonoo in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The researcher employed the descriptive survey research design and the qualitative approach to collect data and analyse them. The sample was size was one hundred and forty people made up of forty master craftsmen, sixty-eight apprentice...

TEACHING AND PROMOTION CREATIVITY IN SEWING AMONG VOCATIONAL SKILLS STUDENTS OF FOUR COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN THE ASHANTI REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT This study surveys teaching and promotion of creativity in sewing among Vocational Skills students in the Colleges of Education in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The study used descriptive survey design because of its relevance to the study.  Simple random sampling technique was used to select 120 students from four Colleges of Education and eight tutors who were purposively sampled from the four Colleges of Education for the study. Two sets of self-designed questionnaires were ...

PROMOTING THE USE OF HAND EMBROIDERY FOR SURFACE DECORATION OF GARMENTS IN ASHANTI REGION

ABSTRACT Textiles as a course and trade tend to be time and energy consuming as exhibited by both students and producers. The various existing textiles decorative techniques are  mostly applied by machine to decorate local fabric wares. Such wares though look good tend not to meet all the requirements of consumers in terms of finesse and also not promoting hand embroidery. It is in this regard that the researcher has taken inspiration to promote the use of hand embroidery techniques to ...

QUALITY CONTROL MEASURES IN THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY: CASE STUDY IN THE KETA MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT  The study set out to unearth the quality control practices of clothing manufacturers in the Keta municipality of the Volta Region of Ghana. It further sought to assess the challenges that these manufacturers face in their bid to ensure quality in their production and come out with measures that could be used to mitigate the situation. The cross-sectional descriptive research methodology was adopted using a case study approach in examining the quality control measures of the cl...

QUALITY EVALUATION OF PASTRIES (CAKE, PIE AND BREAD) PRODUCED WITH COMPOSITE FAT (MARGARINE AND SHEABUTTER)

ABSTRACT   A study was conducted to determine the substitution potential of sheabutter in pastry making. Cake, bread and pie were prepared using different proportions of sheabutter to margarine. Sensory analysis was conducted using a scale of one (1) to five (5). Cakes prepared with equal proportions of sheabutter and margarine were most preferred and recommended for patronage. Bread and cake prepared with equal proportions of sheabutter and margarine were very sensitive to raising age...

A Critical Study on the Impact of the New Vocational Educational System in Ghana: A Case Study of Assin Fosu and Biriwa Vocational Institutes

ABSTRACT The need for Vocational Education as a result of advancing technology development worldwide has prompted many nations to re-examine their education curricular (Ginner, 1996). Ghana is no exception in this global phenomenon hence the introduction of the Educational Reforms programme with emphasis on vocational and technical education into Ghanaian school curriculum. Since 1987, education in Ghana has had series of setbacks because of lack of proper planning and the inability of Voca...

THE EFFECTS OF HYGIENE PRACTICES IN THE OPERATION OF RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS IN THE NANDOM DISTRICT OF THE UPPER WEST REGION

ABSTRACT This collective case study on the effect of hygiene practices on the operations of hospitality businesses in the Nandom District had premised that the sub-sector faced a myriad of hygiene and sanitation problems requiring empirical investigation. Qualitative and quantitative information gathering techniques were employed to collect primary data from 30 respondents using a semi-structured interview schedule and observation. Results indicated that all 6 businesses were legally reg...

THE PERCEPTION OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMME AMONG GHANAIANS: A CASE STUDY OF ICCES CENTRES IN THE ASHANTI REGION

ABSTRACT  The purpose of this study was to investigate the perception of Ghanaians on TVET programmes, a case study of ICCES in the Ashanti Region. This study employed the case study design using qualitative approach. This was because the study sought to solicit responses from Ashanti ICCES on their perception on technical and vocational education and training programmes (TVET). Purposive sampling was used to select twenty participants which include five teachers and fifteen student lea...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TRADITIONAL COSTUMES AND DESIGNS AS CULTURAL SYMBOLS AT ASORGLI FESTIVAL IN HO, VOLTA REGION

ABSTRACT Costume and design within indigenous societies are transmitted from one generation to another and are established through periods of relatively long usage establishing what is known as clothing customs. Costume and designs at Asorgli State during festivals has become too adulterated and lost its finesse. The costume that patrons of the Asorgli festival wear for the occasion has dramatically deviated from what it is supposed to be and this trend has made Asorgli festival lose its...


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